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Memorial Address
EP by Ayumi Hamasaki
Released December 17, 2003 (2003-12-17)
(see Release history)
Genre J-pop
Length 39:00
Label AVEX Trax
Producer Max Matsuura
Ayumi Hamasaki chronology
A Ballads
(2003)
Memorial Address
(2003)
My Story
(2004)
Singles from Memorial Address
  1. "&"
    Released: July 9, 2003
  2. "Forgiveness"
    Released: August 20, 2003
  3. "No Way to Say"
    Released: November 6, 2003

Memorial Address is an EP (often labeled as just a mini-album) by Japanese singer Ayumi Hamasaki. It is the best-selling mini-album by a Japanese female, selling over a million copies in Japan. It is available in 2 formats, CD or CD+DVD package. It was released on December 17, 2003. All of the songs featured on the CD tracklist (with the exception of "Memorial Address", the title track) have a corresponding music video. As of 2008, Memorial Address is the 250th best selling album in Japan.[1]

Memorial Address also marked the release of her 30th single, "Forgiveness". A concert, called "A Museum ~30th Collection Live~", was performed live, and released on DVD later on. In 2007, Avex reported that Memorial Address sold 1,220,000 copies in Japan.

Contents

CD track listing

  1. "Angel's Song" – 4:57
  2. "Greatful Days" – 4:42
  3. "Because of You" – 5:23
  4. "Ourselves" – 4:33
  5. "Hanabi ~Episode II~" (lit. Fireworks ~Episode II~) – 4:54
  6. "No Way to Say" – 4:46
  7. "Forgiveness" – 5:53
  8. "Memorial Address" – 3:56

DVD track listing

  1. Angel's Song (PV)
  2. Greatful Days (PV)
  3. Because of You (PV)
  4. Ourselves (PV)
  5. Hanabi (episode II) (PV)
  6. No Way to Say (PV)
  7. Forgiveness (PV)
  8. Special Digest from A Museum (30th collection live)

Release history

Region Date
Japan December 17, 2003 (2003-12-17)
Taiwan December 19, 2003 (2003-12-19)
Hong Kong December 23, 2003 (2003-12-23)
China February 4, 2004 (2004-02-04)

Charts

Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Release Chart Peak position First Week Sales Sales total Chart run
17 December, 2003 Oricon Daily Albums Chart 1
Oricon Weekly Albums Chart 1 524,028 1,062,297 53 weeks
Oricon Monthly Albums Chart 1
Oricon Yearly Albums Chart 5
  • Total Sales: 1,062,297 (Japan)
  • Total Sales: 1,220,000 (Avex)
  • Total Sales: 2,000,000 (Asia)
  • Highest selling mini-album by a female artist.
  • Only mini-album by a female artist to sell over one million units.
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Singles

Date Title Peak position Weeks Sales
July 9, 2003 "&" 1 16 weeks 591,481
August 20, 2003 "forgiveness" 1 12 weeks 222,000
September 29, 2003 "No Way to Say" 1 12 weeks 371,171 

Total Single Sales: 1,184,652 Total Album and Single Sales: 2,246,949

References

  1. ^ 歴代アルバムランキング

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